Colonic stents: the modern treatment of colonic obstruction.

  title={Colonic stents: the modern treatment of colonic obstruction.},
  author={Leandro Feo and David M. Schaffzin},
  journal={Advances in therapy},
  volume={28 2},
Colonic stents traditionally have been used for the management of colorectal cancer, either as a palliative treatment or as a bridge to surgery. More recently, colonic stents have also been advocated as part of the therapy of benign strictures. A number of colonic stents are available worldwide, four of which are made in the USA. These stents are classified as covered or uncovered, with similar clinical applications. Technical and clinical success rates are similar among these different stents… CONTINUE READING